The Slight Edge (Revised Edition) - Turning Simple Disciplines Into Massive Success

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Why is it that some people make dream after dream come true, while others just continue dreaming and spend their lives building dreams for someone else?One simple reason: those that are "successful" have found their SLIGHT EDGE!The Sligh...
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Why is it that some people make dream after dream come true, while others just continue dreaming and spend their lives building dreams for someone else?

One simple reason: those that are "successful" have found their SLIGHT EDGE!

The Slight Edge is not just another self-help, motivation tool of methods you must learn in order to make it up the path of success. It simply shows you how to create powerful results from the simple daily activities of your life, by using tools that are already within you.

What do you need to make that happen? Discover that one thing that will help you achieve that goal, realize a life-long dream or propel you up the ladder to success.

Once you've got it, then you will discover how your philosophy... creates your attitude... creates your actions... creates your results... creates YOUR LIFE!

The Slight Edge is a way of thinking, a way of processing information that enables you to make the daily choices that will lead you to the success you desire. The Slight Edge is the key that will make all the other how-to books and self-help information that you read, watch and hear actually work.


Our favorite endorsements are from our readers:

I have read personal-development books for over 20 years and I can say this is the one that tied them all together. It is so easy to read and understand, and so powerful in the simplicity.
--Mike Bishop, Wilsonville, OR

I use this philosophy throughout my day. I ve become a better person all around. I was able to correct my negative outlooks. I m a better role model for my children, my health is getting better, I m more connected spiritually, my relationships are improving, and my business is thriving. It is a must-have and a must-read.
--Pedro Garcia, Middletown, NY


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Editorial Reviews


The Slight Edge makes you aware of the unwritten rules that we all live by and just weren't aware of. Jeff explains these principals in an easy-to-understand manner that will have you re-evaluating those 'insignificant' decisions you make every day. --John C. Maxwell, Founder of The John Maxwell Company and best-selling author of The 21 Irrefutable Laws of Leadership

Success in life comes one day at a time and, as Jeff Olson suggests, one step at a time. The Slight Edge will show you how your daily decisions can be the ultimate key to your success. --Ken Blanchard, coauthor of The One Minute Manager® and Lead with LUV

This fast-moving book teaches you one of the most powerful, practical and important success principles ever discovered. It can change your life! --Brian Tracy, Author of The Way to Wealth

About the Author

Jeff Olson has built several multimillion-dollar sales and marketing organizations, hosted seminars in every major city in the United States, and produced more than 900 television programs centered on personal development. Over the past twenty years, Jeff has helped hundreds of thousands of individuals achieve better levels of financial freedom and personal excellence.

Most Helpful Customer Reviews

92 of 97 people found the following review helpfulBy Zoombuggy on April 6, 2007
Format: Audio CD
This is truly a book I would recommend to anyone...and the only reason I would ever recommend a book is if it's had significant, real personal impact on my life in practical ways...and this book has done just that. It's caused me to be more consciously aware of the slight edge when making small, seemingly insignificant decisions throughout the day.

Jeff doesn't necessarily offer up a new philosophy or idea in this book. But he uncovers the simple, eternal truths about success and failure, and he calls it the "slight edge": simplified disciplines (good or bad) compounded over time. This principle, which is true to everyone, everywhere, can be recognized and applied to EVERY area of life.

He explains how our society has been inundated with what he calls the "breakthrough mentality": how we expect success and completion to come easily and quickly. He breaks down the slight edge and how it affects your financial prosperity, health, relationships, etc. This book really causes you to look at your life, where you're at, how you got there, and the choices you can make daily to get to where you want to go.

I have read the book, I have listened to the audiobook. I will continue to refer back to it's principles.

Bottom Line: It's easy reading, it's practical, it's useful. Not only would I recommend this to everyone (which I RARELY ever do for a book), but if I was in charge of things, I would make this a required text in high schools.
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30 of 32 people found the following review helpfulBy successprogress on June 21, 2011
Format: Audio CD
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Length: 6:19 Mins
This is probably one of the most important books / audios that you can use. The slight edge is always working either for you or against you. It is key to understand the difference. Jeff Olson does a great job in this work. For more free book reviews, please check out
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176 of 222 people found the following review helpfulBy Roger Willco on November 15, 2012
Format: Audio CD Verified Purchase
I bought this book on a friend's recommendation. It sets out what I would agree are some effective strategies for success. I particularly like the author's emphasis on the roles consistency and persistence in the little things play in achieving great things. He writes that neglecting a simple process or procedure necessary for achieving success may for a short time have little discernible adverse impact on achievement; but accumulated neglect of seemingly inconsequential factors always leads to failure in reaching important objectives.

Olson, like so many other writers in the self-improvement genre, focuses on the accumulation of material wealth as THE measure of success. Early in the book, he relates an encounter he had with an airport shoeshine lady. She had shared with him her disappointment in not having enough money to buy her daughter a new uniform and an airline ticket to participate with her cheerleading squad in a competition being held in another city. As he departs her company, he reflects on what choices she might make in her life that would increase her monetary wealth. He wonders what would be different for her if she acted on the premise that one's income approximates the average income of their five best friends. He speculates that, had she cultivated friendships with wealthy and influential people instead of with her coworkers, she would herself be wealthier.

I found this revelation of one of the author's core values to be so offensive that my take on the entire book is perhaps more negative than the work deserves. The first problem I have with this passage is that the author fails to establish a logical basis for his implicit assertion that cultivating friendships with the wealthy leads to greater wealth for one's self. It seems far more likely to me that similar income levels may lead to friendships, not the other way around.

However, his more egregious offense is his unconscionable advocacy of cultivating and exploiting friendships for material gain "instead of" [his words, not mine] pursuing friendships based on more substantial interpersonal compatibility, as often exists among coworkers. Such an approach to personal relationships is in my opinion, shameless social climbing--an unethical and culturally proscribed practice. In my experience, persons who adopt this "kiss up and kick down" practice in their pursuit of material wealth quickly become pariahs to those they seek to exploit; and most often, they ultimately find themselves consigned to the social scrap heap.

In the end, I think Olson's overarching philosophy is way off the mark; and much of his advice is a disservice to readers who pay their good money for his book, expecting to gain useful insights from it.

Addendum 1/14/13: I've recently learned that Olson has started his own Multi-Level Marketing (MLM) company. If his company trains his "Brand Partners" to operate as do too many other MLMs, he's at least consistent in his advocacy of exploiting personal relationships for profit.


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